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11/16/2018 - 11:18am Just up the jacket budget…

Just up the jacket budget and problem solved.

11/13/2018 - 3:16pm There is clearly something…

There is clearly something to the story but the messenger sucks.  McMurphy has grown fully unhinged at this point and appears to just be badgering everyone in his unwavering quest for whatever.

FWIW, the OSU fans I know have essentially soured on Urban at this point so I wouldn't be surprised if he is no longer there in a year.

11/05/2018 - 11:08pm You two are insufferable. …

You two are insufferable.  Webber is very likely the single most important Michigan athlete of the 20th century.  His teams literally invented a new way of doing things that changed the trajectory of college sports and brought tremendous prestige to the school.  So proud that our coach recognized this and rightfully honored him.

11/05/2018 - 2:24pm "Best of luck the rest of…

"Best of luck the rest of the year"

"You too"

11/02/2018 - 2:26pm Anyone who thinks Chris…

Anyone who thinks Chris Webber is the "primary villain" in the Ed Martin ordeal did not attend the University of Michigan and is literally insane.

10/30/2018 - 2:55pm I knew a guy hooked so bad…

I knew a guy hooked so bad he had to sleep with one in. 

10/30/2018 - 2:32pm He is definitely dipping and…

He is definitely dipping and now chewing.

10/30/2018 - 2:23pm This wont ever happen. …

This wont ever happen.  There is enough plausible deniability to say the stuff isn't tobacco.  Plenty of similar products around now that are not tobacco.


Also Beckman was dumb enough to open a tin on tv and put it in his mouth.

10/30/2018 - 2:17pm This is a tough one.  I got…

This is a tough one.  I got into dip because I knew ballplayers did it in the pros and it looked cool.  Then my friends did it.  Then I started doing it.  I have since quit.  The issue is that the stuff works.  Helps keep you charged up, helps with focus, and, as much as I hate to admit it, there is a machismo/masculinity aspect to it that probably drives its usage, too.

The stuff is essentially custom made for a guy like Harbaugh.  

10/29/2018 - 7:47pm We do not deserve this man. …

We do not deserve this man.  #Harbs4ever

10/28/2018 - 5:02pm Not positive the guy was…

Not positive the guy was being literal...

10/26/2018 - 5:06pm Nice post/username synergy.

Nice post/username synergy.

10/26/2018 - 3:20pm That's interesting.  I was…

That's interesting.  I was there after Phi Delt had already been thrown off so we always played the winner of the play-in tournament.  Some very good teams in that tournament.  Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, ZBT, AEPi, to name just a few.

10/26/2018 - 2:45pm Phi Alpha (as you can tell…

Phi Alpha (as you can tell by my username).

I played in two and there is nothing quite like it.  I understand that non-SAE's now play in that Mud for the "SAE" side.  Maddening.  Should just get rid of it in totality before doing that.  It's an SAE thing, not a Michigan thing.

10/24/2018 - 5:15pm What's always been funny to…

What's always been funny to me is the single most unique and prideful characteristic of the Spartans of ancient Greece is that they wore red to hide when they were bleeding.  MSU decides not to embrace the single biggest characteristic of their namesake which is typical.

10/23/2018 - 10:43am Mods pls delete thank

Mods pls delete thank

10/21/2018 - 9:48pm (not a Toreros fan)

(not a Toreros fan)

10/17/2018 - 5:55pm Every time I see one of…

Every time I see one of these lists, I still haz a sad that my man Lavell Blanchard never made the League.

10/12/2018 - 5:56pm "Shea Patterson can set up…

"Shea Patterson can set up an Axis and Allies game in the pocket."


10/11/2018 - 4:10pm This is, of course, not even…

This is, of course, not even remotely true but does help a certain cohort of Michigan fan sleep better at night.  Glad to not be a part of that.  Typically the same cohort with angst towards officials.  

10/11/2018 - 3:14pm This is a good idea.  Let's…

This is a good idea.  Let's add a team from a region that we already have totally blanketed with Penn State and offers absolutely no material benefits in program quality and forfeits the best media market in the world.

10/11/2018 - 3:11pm I've never understood this…

I've never understood this board's vitriol for Delany.  Under his leadership, the Big Ten's distribution per program is north of $50m, the highest in the country.  We added Rutgers - so what?  Conference imperialism had begun prior to that and the Big Ten made smart moves to stay on top.  This board is almost always very pollyannish about business things.  

10/11/2018 - 10:55am Healy and Graves are A+ dudes

Healy and Graves are A+ dudes

10/04/2018 - 1:26pm Alabama is one of the…

Alabama is one of the frattiest schools ever.  Putting Louisiana-Lafayette at a noon start infringes on prime day drinking time.  I assure you those students were out and about partying during that time but just didn't go to the game.  They would be more likely to go if the game was at night.

Also Saban is the guy that whines about gas mileage when you gift him a new Ferrari.  

10/03/2018 - 2:38pm Also the chosen symbol of…

Also the chosen symbol of the Chicago faction of the Latin Kings street gang.  Didn't know they existed in rural PA.

10/01/2018 - 8:39pm Not really part of the convo…

Not really part of the convo but mark my words - Northwestern will beat ND in Evanston this year.

09/10/2018 - 5:17pm If you grow up in or around…

If you grow up in or around Chicago, pro sports are the jam.  The major Chicago press barely covers Illinois.  Even if you are into college sports, Notre Dame sadly takes priority in Chicago.  

09/10/2018 - 5:16pm If you grow up in or around…

If you grow up in or around Chicago, pro sports are the jam.  The major Chicago press barely covers Illinois.  Even if you are into college sports, Notre Dame sadly takes priority in Chicago.  

08/30/2018 - 8:21pm Why on earth do they track…

Why on earth do they track the scanned number?  Just an embarrassing stat they then have to release via FOIA down the road.  Lulzy attempt to explain away the difference ("sometimes we tear tickets instead of scanning").  

How to fix:

1. Sell booze and have better food.  Aside from the game, the in-stadium experience at the Big House is legit terrible and hasn't materially improved in the 10+ years since I have graduated.  The lines are long and the food is bad.

2. Sell less student tickets.  It would ramp up demand and ensure only the most dedicated go.  An earlier poster alluded to this at Clemson.  

3. Stop acting like customs agents at the student section and just let the students come in.  It used to take forever to get through that line and made me less inclined to want to be there at kickoff.  Also let them sit wherever they want instead of assigning.  

4. Add wifi so everyone can do their instasnaps stories or whatever.

5. Play at night.  Students want to go bananas all day and then go to the game.  Noon starts are annoying.

08/06/2018 - 5:55pm My guess is they misspelled …

My guess is they misspelled "personnel" - this is Ohio State, after all.

08/02/2018 - 11:36am Further than "not knowing"…

Further than "not knowing" is the employment of a "special assistant" or "life coach" who tells someone not to press charges followed by the importation of this man to the next program.  The guy was a fixer. 

08/02/2018 - 11:35am A+ work by Brian per usual.

A+ work by Brian per usual.

08/01/2018 - 7:11pm *UM sending jet to John…

*UM sending jet to John Cooper's retirement home*

08/01/2018 - 6:52pm First lesson is you always…

First lesson is you always protect the people that know enough dirt to bring you down.  That would = a guy who was at Florida with Urban Meyer.

08/01/2018 - 6:49pm He will be fired. 


He will be fired. 

He probably has a contractual requirement to be put on paid admin leave during any investigation of misconduct so tOSU could not have fired him immediately even if they wanted to.  This open period of time is only going to make matters worse - more stories will come out of the woodwork and it will become untenable.

I think the issue will hone on in this "special assistant/life coach" bozo who told her not to press charges in 09 because it would ruin Smith's career.  Clearly not the first time he has done such a thing if he was willing to do it in the case of battering a pregnant woman (upset because Urban's secretary was climbing into bed with her husband on their wedding anniversary - I mean, WTF, you cannot make this stuff up).  

If someone can point me to an example of someone at Urban's level being put on admin leave and returning, I will eat my hat.  

08/01/2018 - 3:07pm Also the back and forth at…

Also the back and forth at 11 Warriors on this is a great read for teh lulz.  ( 

Like watching two labradors try to locate a misplaced bone.  

08/01/2018 - 2:59pm One of the best coaches of…

One of the best coaches of all time is going to be brought down by a patronage hire that was so shitty he never advanced past WR coach in a decade plus.  Seems about right.  

05/30/2018 - 6:51pm Are you actually from the

Are you actually from the City of Detroit or just judging it continually from afar?

05/23/2018 - 9:02pm Just watch the Amazon series

Just watch the Amazon series to see how it is clearly not "just another game".  Harbaugh was essentially a non-functioning shell of a human being after the MSU and OSU losses.  I love the crop of armchair warriors criticizing a guy who literally grew up in the program, played for M and beat OSU and now lives and breathes to make Michigan the best in the country.  He let's you make your pivot tables and cold calls in peace so leave him alone as he does his thing, too.

05/22/2018 - 7:39pm This is super interesting,

This is super interesting, hadn't thought of that.  Also wonder if Lloyd might have gone south.

05/16/2018 - 7:38pm MSU will never be the same

This is an astronomical blow to MSU.  They will be paying more in debt service, they will have to delay infrastructure maintenance, and the reputational damage will be substantial.  I almost wonder how it would have looked at trial - every now and then you get a jury not willing to stick taxpayers with that type of insane number.  

Lawyers likely received $15-20m if not more, for what its worth.  Probably a lot more. 

05/15/2018 - 11:23pm Stop kidding yourself

You grew up in Naperville or something similar.  Nobody born and raised in the actual City of Chicago would share your views.  

James has lost a slew of finals.  MJ would never lose an NBA Finals.  Plus the East has been hot garbage for most of LJ's career and was at its peak when MJ was dominating it.  Those Pistons, Knicks and Celtics teams would each win championships today but were stopped by 23 (and 33, of course).

04/30/2018 - 7:46pm Love the Fish

But Michigan needs an MGoDome to compete.

04/28/2018 - 7:52pm Thank you Wd

What chance does Mich have of getting to omaha?

04/27/2018 - 1:42pm Also

This is a good one but Ken Burns' best is "Street Signs" but you need to see the first three episodes.

04/19/2018 - 1:49pm Meh

You're pretty far off.  They are recruiting well again right now again so it wasn't just a Freeze thing.  It's in the SEC West, Oxford is an unbelievable place, the culture is football obsessed, the girls are ridiculous and it's a pretty awesome community.  It's also stuck in the 1860's so I am always a little surprised that so many recruits overlook that.  Would be a huge deterrent for me.

04/19/2018 - 1:45pm Truth

Those girls probably had no idea who he was, have no idea this photo exists and are likely married to (pick one): (a) a mortgage banker, (b) a lowish seven figures cotton/oil/agriculture heir, or (c) a personal injury attorney.  Persons (a) through (c) possess the frat shag, a dad bod, still park their Land Rover at the KA House on gamedays and live ten minutes away from the Country Club of Jackson.

04/18/2018 - 12:46am You, sir...

Are a national treasure.

03/29/2018 - 8:21pm Are you nuts?

"Michigan football is becoming the thing that we used to laugh at other schools about"

Is that "thing" playing Notre Dame, PSU, MSU, NEB, OSU and WIS in the same year?  Because that "thing" is harder than any other schedule in the country.  If you win the B1G, you're going to the playoffs.  It is that simple.  The focus should be on preserving our best chance to do that and if that means dropping an ACC game with no connection to Michigan history, so be it.

03/26/2018 - 2:25pm Where is the quote from?

Where is the quote from?